The W. A. Franke College of Business Veteran Student Center (FCB VSC)

“The willingness of America's veterans to sacrifice for our country has earned them our lasting gratitude.”

Over the past three years Northern Arizona University (NAU) has been creating a campus culture that is welcoming, supportive, and inclusive of veterans and military-affiliated members. Not surprisingly, NAU has quickly become a university recognized for being on the leading edge when it comes to providing service and support for our military and veteran students.

In a resolve to sustain our innovative momentum in this field, The W. A. Franke College of Business (FCB) has undertaken a new initiative at NAU. Craig Van Slyke, PhD, the dean of the Business College has announced that through a very generous gift from FCB and U.S. Navy veteran alum, a center has been created dedicated to the recruitment, transition, retention, and career development of veterans attending The W. A  Franke College of Business. This is the first veteran center of its kind nationally dedicated to a business college.

  • Your NAU experience starts here

    The FCB VSC, located in the HRM building (#33), is your first stop for information regarding your experience at NAU as a military or veteran student. We look forward to making a connection with you.

FCB VSC Services

  • Assistance with the transition from Military Life to Student Life
  • Military Friendly degree programs and classroom environment
  • Student Veteran advocacy
  • Advising for VA educational benefits, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities
  • Tailored academic advising
  • Tutoring
  • Peer mentoring
  • Career Development, Executive Job Shadowing (learn more HERE), and networking oppportunities
  • Industry Leadership Speaker Series
  • Entrepreneurial guidance 
  • Social connectedness
  • Free Student Veteran of America (SVA) membership
  • Liaison for all campus programs and services in one centralized location 
  • One-on-One support in a comfortable, welcoming environment
  • A commitment to continuous improvement for ever-changing student veteran needs through data driven results. 


  • Prior Military and the Entrepreneurial Spirit go hand in hand. The Vetrapreneur online magazine is a helpful publication:
  • SVA on Facebook – Stay connected! Join the NAU Student Veteran of America’s Facebook page HERE.


And here at Northern Arizona University:

The VSC In The News

In Flagstaff Business News, March 23, 2014 HERE

Recognition as Best for Vets: Business Schools 2014 by Military Times:

  • As reported in Military Times Online HERE | Their List HERE
  • As reported in our HRM News HERE
  • As reported in NAU News, March 10, 2014 HERE

Connect with the FCB SVC team

Laurie Jordon
The W. A. Franke College of Business Military and Veteran Student Center
Northern Arizona University

(928) 523-3989 (office)
(928) 523-8775 (fax)

Office Number: 222 in FCB Bldg 81
Office Number: 108D at HRM Bldg 33A

Also here to support your needs:

Andrew Griffin, LTC (retired) EdD
Director of Military and Student Veteran Affairs

Your advocate for NAU Student Veteran Affairs


Scott Helflin, FA Program Coordinator, Sr.

Your VA Educational Benefit Expert!